News

Egypt’s Population Increases 1 Million in Six Months to Reach 92 Million

Egypt’s Population Increases 1 Million in Six Months to Reach 92 Million

population crowd

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) estimated that the total population will reach 92 million by 8 pm on Thursday, less than one year after having reached the 90 million milestone on December 6, 2015.

In June, Egypt’s population reached 91 million people, marking an increase of 1 million people in six months. In the following six months, the population has increased another 1 million people.

“The population growth limits the state’s ability to make tangible change in living standards, since the population growth is not proportionate to the current economic growth,” CAPMAS said on Wednesday.

In September, Minister of Planning and Administrative Development Ashraf El-Araby announced that the poverty rate in Egypt has risen from 26 to 27.8 percent, saying that in absence of reform procedures, the rate would have reached 33 percent.

Egypt, which is the Arab world’s most populous nation, has witnessed a ballooning population over the past several decades. Meanwhile, its poverty levels have also been on the rise, with the World Bank estimating in 2010 that a quarter of the country’s population lives in poverty.

In 2015, Egypt’s population growth rate was 2.4 percent, which is five times higher that of developed countries and double that of developing countries, according to CAPMAS.

Cairo alone holds 9.51 million of Egypt’s total population, making it the most populous governorate in the country.

Cairo to Attract 5,000 Investors and Entrepreneurs in RiseUp Summit Next Month
There is No Room for Dictatorship in Egypt, Sisi Tells Portuguese TV

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egyptian Authorities Order the Closure of Al-Balad Bookstore

Engy AdhamSeptember 24, 2017

State Institutions to be Moved to the New Administrative Capital By the End of 2018: PM

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 24, 2017

The International Finance Corporation to Invest $150 Million in Agriculture in Egypt

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 24, 2017

Egyptian Icon Oum Kulthum Featured in New Film Screened at Venice Film Festival

Samir ShalabiSeptember 24, 2017

Former Leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Mahdi Akef Dies at 89

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 23, 2017

Forest Whitaker to Receive Career Achievement Award at El Gouna Film Festival

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 23, 2017

Egypt Ranks First in ‘Where to invest in Africa 2018’ List

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

Uber to Launch Public Transport Service in Egypt: Minister

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.